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 (hī′pər-pĭ-to͞o′ĭ-tə-rĭz′əm, -tyo͞o′-)
1. Pathologically excessive production of anterior pituitary hormones, especially growth hormones.
2. The condition resulting from an excess of pituitary hormones, characterized by gigantism in children and acromegaly in adults.

hy′per·pi·tu′i·tar′y (-tĕr′ē) adj.
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(Pathology) pathol overactivity of the pituitary gland, sometimes resulting in acromegaly or gigantism
ˌhyperpiˈtuitary adj
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(ˌhaɪ pər pɪˈtu ɪ təˌrɪz əm, -ˈtyu-)

1. overactivity of the pituitary gland.
2. a resultant condition, as gigantism or acromegaly.
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an abnormal condition of the pituitary gland that speeds up secretory activity and the growth of the endocrine organs. — hyperpituitary, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyperpituitarism - excessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone)
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
giantism, gigantism, overgrowth - excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
acromegalia, acromegaly - enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)
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Very tall people rarely live to a ripe old age and after several years living in quiet seclusion, Ginny Bunford died at the age of 26 in 1922, the cause of death being given as hyperpituitarism and gigantism.
Diabetic subjects having other acute illnesses (dehydration, hemorrhage, and acute renal failure) or chronic illnesses (tuberculosis, chronic lymphadenitis) and with any metabolic disorder e.g., Cushing syndrome, Hyperthyroidism, or Hyperpituitarism were excluded from the study.Proper history, general physical and systemic examination was done after obtaining the informed consent, and the relevant necessary informations were recorded on the predesigned proforma.
The list of possible endocrine disturbances includes hyperthyroidism, adrenal disorders, diabetes, hyperpituitarism, and hypercalcemia.